Awfully Chocolate has just opened its very first restaurant concept at Holland Village and it showcases a carefully curated menu of both sweets and savouries. It will be a spot to hang out at with your family and friends over hearty savoury dishes and beautifully plated decadent treats that are exclusive to this Awfully Chocolate outlet.
From now till Wednesday, 31 August 2016, our readers are entitled to a free* house dessert with every main purchased. All you have to do is quote ‘ladyironchef’ and flash this article to Awfully Chocolate’s staff upon placing your order.
The menu is deliberately focused and that’s where the magic lies. It is hard to be disappointed at Awfully Chocolate! From Bacon and Cheese Toasties, Baked Sheet Pasta, Vanilla Profiteroles to Dark Chocolate S’more, there are so many reasons to visit the all-new Awfully Chocolate at Holland Village!
We know Awfully Chocolate for their desserts and only desserts. But this will change with the Holland Village outlet. The bistro serves a menu of gourmet delicacies that are very affordable. Believe it or not, every item on the menu is priced under S$20.
The spacious bistro is characterised by high ceilings, minimalistic design and rustic wooden furniture. Open till 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, this Awfully Chocolate branch is ideal for a satisfying meal at literally any time of the day.
A great meal should be started with a bowl of warm soup. At Awfully Chocolate, there are Pumpkin Soup (S$8++), Wild Mushroom Soup (S$8++) and Creamy Tomato Bacon Soup (S$8++). All of us thoroughly enjoyed the comforting Creamy Tomato Bacon Soup; the appetiser is created from scratch, hand blended into a broth and topped with a crispy slice of bacon.
For the salad lovers, this Apple Crumble Salad (S$12++) will redefine salads altogether. It is served like a dessert; so unassuming, and so unlike salads.
Dig through the buttery crumble and you will find generous amounts of sliced caramelised apples within the ceramic dish. No veggie craziness here; just chunks of fruits mixed with nuts and some spinach.
For all vegetarians, you are not forgotten. Awfully Chocolate’s Baked Sheet Pasta (S$15++) is a meat-free lasagna served with ratatouille stew, aromatic truffle-infused creamy Alfredo sauce and cheese. It packs a punch and the fragrance lingers with every mouthful.
What really won the hearts of everyone on the table was the Poached Salmon (S$16++). The seafood dish might look and sound simple, but the juicy salmon fillet has a runny texture; just the way we like it.
Served with a poached runny egg and complemented with garlic aioli, complete with a side of refreshing apple salad and maple dressing, this main is highly recommended!
The Open Face Burger on Rye (S$17++) and The Bacon & Cheese Toasties (S$15++) are for the bigger eaters. The former is an open-face beef patty burger drenched in melted cheese and paired with a salad.
But you know what we really love? The Toasties – which was everyone’s favourite. It is essentially a sandwich that features fluffy toast and cheesy stuffing. And while you think it sounds like an ordinary sandwich, wait till you hear about how it is wrapped in bacon!
Nothing comes close. The explosion of flavours left us in awe, and in one bite, you will experience a multitude of goodness – from the stringy cheese to the salty bacon to the fresh pickles.
The Grilled Chicken ($17++) is our idea of comfort food. A succulent chicken leg cooked to tenderness, perched atop a bed of grilled potato slices and fragrant viscous gravy. This is for all who appreciate the beauty in simple, rustic flavours.
In conjunction with Awfully Chocolate’s inaugural full-fledge dining concept opening, the establishment has introduced plated desserts that are completely exclusive to Holland Village’s outlet. For something familiar, order the Waffles (S$10++) served with luscious maple, premium vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream and dusted with icing sugar.
There’s also the Vanilla Profiteroles (S$12++), which is quite a show in its own rights. The dessert comprises three light choux pastries stuffed with chilled creamy vanilla custard served on a metal steel tray, with a chocolate sheet placed above them. Watch the chocolate sheet disintegrate dramatically and melt into the profiteroles as warm chocolate sauce is poured over it.
Are you ready for a life-changing experience? The divine Dark Chocolate S’more (S$12++) is a must-order. The sugary treat is no ordinary S’mores. It is made up of Awfully Chocolate’s signature Hei ice cream covered in homemade artisanal marshmallow.
The entire cube is then torched before your eyes. Dig into it and the marshmallow sinks into a gooey goodness, while the dark chocolate ice cream remains frozen. It was the best rendition we’ve tried in Singapore, and we love how the S’more boasts a variety of contrasting textures that complement each other wonderfully. We will return to Awfully Chocolate just for this.
From alcoholic Dark Chocolate Martini (S$15++) to hot caffeinated Premium Single Espresso Coffee (S$4.50++), Awfully Chocolate’s all-inclusive beverage menu features 47 different drinks. Looking for a watering hole after work? You can consider Awfully Chocolate’s one-for-one bottled beer promotion after 6pm.
Of course, loyal Awfully Chocolate fans can too find their bestselling White Chocolate Crème Brûlée (S$7++), All Chocolate Whole Cakes (from S$34++) and Hei Ice-Cream (from S$4.90++ per scoop) here.
Customers will also be entitled to a complimentary ice Cool Drink with every plated dessert ordered. This offer is valid till 31 August 2016. Select your drink from either a Katong Jelly, Ice Lemon Tea, Lychee Ice Tea, Honey Lime Green Tea, Lemon Soda or Lemonade.
Meanwhile, for our readers, you get to enjoy a complimentary house dessert with every order of a main course. Just quote “ladyironchef” or flash this advertorial upon ordering your main course to redeem the dessert of the day.
40 Lorong Mambong
Tel: +65 6463 3741
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri: 12pm – 1am
Sat: 10am – 1am
Sun: 10am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village
This post is brought to you by Awfully Chocolate.